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The Emergence of ‘Biopolicy’

June 8, 2017

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iStock-494237829-newtons-cradleDr. Steven A. Peterson considers the impact of biological factors in the formulation of policy.

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Why Does Biology Matter in Political Science?

May 24, 2017

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Directly challenging a long dominant paradigm, Albert Somit presents the case for a “more biologically oriented” political science. […]

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On Cities as Political Objects

February 9, 2017

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cities_cole_9781784719890_pAlistair Cole and Renaud Payre present their fascinating book views the city as a political phenomena.

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Crisis of Democracy and the Role of Political Science

January 4, 2017

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Hans Keman examines the role of Political Science in today’s changing society. […]

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The Importance of Boring Old Public Management

May 26, 2016

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public-mgt-blog-picChristopher Pollitt explains.

The mass media are full of political theatre but usually say little about the management and administration of public programmes. Management may get attention when something goes wrong (‘Accident and Emergency departments in crisis!’; ‘Passport office chaos!’) but most of the time administrative issues are seemingly too boring to attract much journalistic attention.

This lack of interest in managerial issues is often echoed among politicians themselves. They are busy feeding the 24/7 news cycle with stories of personalities, innovations, transformations, disasters, plots and crises. Organising things is not their forté – most politicians have little experience of running large, complex organisations, and in career terms they have little to gain from investing much time in learning how to do so.

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